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What Do You Know About Tattoos and Body Piercing?

Tattooing has been done as a decorative practice since ancient times. It's now also being used for some cosmetic medical procedures and for permanent makeup applications. Find out more about tattoos and piercings by taking this quiz.

1. How is a tattoo applied to the skin?
2. How long does it take the tattoo to heal?
3. What health problems may be associated with getting a tattoo?
4. Tattoos are permanent, but as time passes, they may no longer be desired. Why?
5. With difficulty, some tattoos can be removed. What procedure is used to do this?
6. When checking out tattoo shops, what should you look for?
7. How can you find a reputable tattooist?
8. Besides the ear, what is one of the most common sites among women for body piercing?
9. Which problem(s) can develop from a body piercing?
10. Besides cleanliness and good hygiene, what else should a piercing shop offer?

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.